Marty Otañez is a California-born medical anthropologist and filmmaker. He is Chair and Associate Professor in the Anthropology Department, University of Colorado Denver. Recent publications include the manuscript co-authored with Jassy Grewal, “Health and Safety in the Legal Cannabis Industry Before and During COVID-19, New Solutions: A Journal of Environmental and Occupational Health Policy; the chapter co-authored with David Vergara, “Cannabis Corporate Social Responsibility Initiatives: A Critical Approach to Research and Practice,” in The Routledge Handbook of Interdisciplinary Cannabis Research (in press); and “A Labor Studies Approach to Cannabis,” in The Routledge Handbook of Interdisciplinary Cannabis Research (in press). In 2021, he is working on a co-edited volume called Cannabis Counter-Narratives: The Role of Arts-Based and Visual Research in Addressing Stigma. Otañez received his PhD in Anthropology from University of California Irvine in 2004, and master's degrees from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria (Political Science) and the Institute of Social Studies, Netherlands (Employment and Labor Studies). He produces the community television show Getting High on Anthropology: A Story-Based Approach to Cannabis Research, Education and Funding.